MAAILMAN NAISET RAUHAN PUOLESTA NATOA VASTAANGLOBAL WOMEN FOR PEACE UNITED AGAINST NATOA
NAISTEN RAUHANTAPAHTUMA 6.-9. heinäkuuta 2023, Bryssel
FRIDAY, 7 JULY 2023:
EUROPE – NATO/US THREATS AND CONSEQUENCES
Belgium: Emmelien Lievens – working in the Belgian peace organisation Vrede also part of the “No To Nato No to War” international network
Italy: Ada Donno – AWMR Italia – Association Women of the Mediterranean Region
Speakers (10 minutes each):
Zeynep Goru – World March of Women
Women’s NATO aspect
Kristine Karch –
Move the Money from war to needs of people and planet
Cristina Roncieri – Observatory against militarization of school Activities of the Italian Observatory against the militarization of schools (and the increased presence of military in teaching (a contribution to peace inEurope)
- 11.00: https://youtu.be/IYoIdgkB_Dk
Sophie Bolt – Vice-Chair, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND)
Nuclear weapons in Europe
Marilina Veca – WILPF Italy, (virtual)
War crimes in time of peace – Depleted Uranium – the silent killer
Ria Verjauw – The International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons, ICBUW
The human and the environmental cost of Depleted Uranium weapons
Angelika Claussen – Head of the German section of IPPNW. (virtual)
No to NATO as a climate killer – towards climate justice and human security
Vera Zalka – Hungarian Social Forum (HSF)
NATO in Eastern Europe – consequences and threats
Ingeborg Breines – Former Chair of IPB and UNESCO Director –(virtual)
Ulla Klötzer – Women for Peace – Finland
NATOs Northern expansion – consequences and threats
- 13.30: https://youtu.be/iTwK6sBanNw
NATO IN AFRICA
George Friday, Co-hosts (virtual) and
Ernest Gibson Kpordotsi, co-founder and Director of Programs and Projects at the Bureau of African Peace in Ghana and the Global Peace Association of Ghana. Board member of the International Peace Bureau.
Khadija Ryadi, Moroccan human rights defender, winner of the UN Prize for the cause of human rights in 2013; Coordinator of the CMODH.Nomazotsho Memani, former Member of Provincial Legislature in South Africa 1994- 1999, Activist Lawyer, Advocate of the High Court in South Africa. A member of the ANC, ANCWL – provides legal services on pro bono.
Dr. Gnaka Lagoke, Assistant Professor of history and of Pan-Africana Studies at Lincoln University (PA). He is also a founding member of the Convention for PanAfricanism and Progress (CPP), www.cpp-ubuntu.org.
Edwick Madzimure, Founding Director of WILPF Zimbabwe Section and the Alternate Regional Representative for WILPF Africa.
- 17.30 : https://vimeo.com/843423637
ACTION AGAINST MILITARY SPENDING, Albertina Square, Brussels
- 19.30: https://youtu.be/0rDyBIycrM8
GLOBAL NATO OR GLOBAL PEACE? PUBLIC PANEL DISCCUSSION
Organized by No to NATO and Belgian peace organizations
Key note speech: NATO a driving force of militarization (10 min.)
Alternatives for Militarisation (40 min:)
Topics/introductions (8 minutes each):
– The dangers and burdens of military spending. Building a wide coalition for disarmament
– How to counter the nuclear threat? Steps toward a nuclear weapon free world
– Alternatives for a Cold War 2 in the Indo Pacific region
– The need for a new conference on security and co-operation (Helsinki II) – towards another security architecture for Europe
– The war in Ukraine: how to strengthen the role of the peace movement
SATURDAY, 8 JULY 2023:
- 10.00: https://youtu.be/SXW-zQEktkM
NATO IN THE ASIA PACIFIC
ASIA PACIFIC WEBINAR– PACIFIC AGAINST MILITARISM
Co-Hosts present in Brussels:
US: Ann Wright – Pacific Peace Network, IPB council member, Code Pink, Veterans for Peace
Australia: Dragana Zivancevic – Raising Peace Network
Joy Enomoto – virtual Asia Pacific moderator from Hawai’i Peace and Justice
Dr. Melinda Mann – a Darumbal and South Sea Islander woman and winner of the 2020 Tracey Banivanua Mar PhD prize for her exceptional thesis on Indigenous young people’s educational transitions.
Mililani Ganivet – was raised in Tahiti, but left at age 17 to earn a BA and MA from the Sorbonne. As a graduate student at the University of Hawai’i, she has researched the histories and legacies of French nuclear tests. in French Polynesia.
Monaeka Flores – is from Guam and is a member of Prutehi Litekyan: Save Ritidian a community organization dedicated to the protection of natural and cultural resources in Guam, specifically those located in sites identified for U.S. military live-fire training.
Judy Ann Miranda – from the Philippines is a human rights defender
Sunghee Choi – has been protesting the construction of a naval base on Jeju Island, South Korea for over ten years.
Shinako Oyakawa – is from Okinawa and works on closing US military bases on Okinawa.
Hanaloa Hēlela – a native Hawaiian who is active in many cultural issues as well as the Red Hill toxic fuel spill
Joy Enomoto – Asia Pacific virtual moderator
- 13.30: https://youtu.be/CfIMzdaV4VQ
NATO’s GROWING PRESENCE IN LATIN AMERICA
Host in Brussels: Kristine Karch
Rosa Elva Zúñiga López, Mexico, educadora popular feminista, secretaria general del Consejo de Educación Popular de América Latina y el Caribe – CEAAL.
Julieta Daza (Colombia/Venezuela), member of Juventud Rebelde Colombia and a political and social activist living in Venezuela
Laura Caputo, (Colombia) journalist, member of the OBSAL (Observatory on the Latin America’s and Caribbean Conjuncture) of the Tricontinental Institute, and of the IEALC – UBA (Workgroup on Colombian Critical Thinking)
- 16.00: https://youtu.be/ddKue3bqeFE
STOPPING US and CANADA’S PARTICIPATION in NATO’s WARS
US: Ann Wright (present in Brussels) – Retired US Army Colonel and former US diplomat who resigned in 2003 in opposition to the US war on Iraq
Canada: Alley McDonald (virtual) – National Coordinator for Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Medea Benjamin– American political activist who was the co-founder of Code Pink
Joseph Gerson – Director of American Friends Service Committee’s Peace and Economic Security Program in New England
Tamara Lorincz – PhD candidate in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs at Wilfrid Laurier University. Member of the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom / Canada Section
Shivangi Misra – Chairperson of International League of Peoples’ Struggle, Canada and an international human rights lawyer based in Ottawa, Canada